Open Thread – Perry Island
As I was flying across Prince William Sound on my way to the East Coast recently, I looked out the window and almost jumped out of my seat. There was a beautiful dawn-kissed 3-D version of a chart I’ve seen hundreds of times. The distinctively shaped island that in this picture looks a bit like an ‘M’ is Perry Island. I’ve been there in the summer, but never in the winter and it looked strange to see it all covered in snow.
And the bay on the right has a teeny little inlet that you can’t even see on this picture that is one of my favorite spots on earth. If you were standing at the base of the furthest right stem of the ‘M’ looking out, and if it were May instead of January, this is what you would see.
And if you were to turn around and hike up the hill to the highest part of that furthest right stem of the ‘M’ and look out over the Sound, you would see this.
And if you turned and looked in the direction of that bay instead of out into the Sound, you’d see this.
And if you were a very small boy, who had hiked all that way and got very tired, you might look like this.